The digital era enables us to take a more direct role in volunteerism effort and charitable contributions. Crowd-sourced funding, digital media, and social networks enable us to connect with other socially-conscious individuals and organizations without delay. This can be extremely useful during ongoing philanthropic projects or instances of emergency aid. If you are thinking about investing time or funds in charities or volunteer work, then these three apps can help you find noteworthy causes. [Read more…]
Food chains and restaurants today are taking advantage of mobile technology as a way to promote efficient service to customers. The tablet is one of the most widely used mobile devices in business these days and the number of establishments utilizing it is growing.
Business owners are on the right track in recognizing the benefit of the popular tablet such as the iPad. If you own a small restaurant or are in the process of opening one, it would be a good idea to include this mobile technology in your operations.
Compared to the smart phone, the tablet is a better choice primarily because of its wider screen. With a bigger display, people are better able to see images and read text or descriptions of dishes being offered. [Read more…]
Trying to take care of yourself is hard enough. But it’s even more difficult when you’re also trying to keep track of the innumerable tasks, appointments and other needs of your family members.
Thankfully, mobile technology is catching up with modern home management needs and is unveiling new tools to share some of the workload. A number of cheap or low-cost applications can be installed onto your mobile phones and tablet PCs to make many daily routines easier and more efficient. Here are five home management apps that can help you manage your home better while freeing up more of your time. [Read more…]
The newest models of printers available in the market can now be connected to the Internet. This provides for three main benefits including the ability to print from anywhere with a web connection which is facilitated by sending an email to the printer’s email address, enjoyment of various print apps, and the ability to manage e-print settings, using any browser regardless of location. For purposes of understanding this product better, we can look into an HP printer that supports its ePrint offering.
The process is quite simple. It is initiated by sending an email containing the document to be printed to the address of the printer. Printable documents include images, photos, PDFs, and Word and Powerpoint documents. It is the most convenient printing option available today although there may be some issues in the appearance of the printed document. There may be a slight variation from the original document in style, formatting, and text. It is highly recommended to use the software application of computers when printing documents that need to retain its original form such as legal documents. In this way, users are given more control in how their printouts would appear. The HP ePrint service is provided for free when customers have the corresponding ePrint enabled printer.
An added bonus to the service is the availability of special print applications which allow users to print text, photos, and graphics sourced from the Internet. Although the print apps provide access to the more popular contents, browsing cannot be done using the device. One interesting feature is the Scheduled Delivery Section which facilitates automatic printing of contents at designated dates and time.
A valid user account with a partnering company is needed to enable users to print their own content using the apps. Owners of web-connected printers are currently allowed to download the apps for free . There may be variations in the print apps available depending on the model of the printer and the country location of the user.
Web-connected printers are seen as a useful improvement on a common equipment or gadget used for personal and business purposes. With the fast pace of life today, people need to have access to the most convenient way of completing their tasks through more options and added convenience . Consumers will always welcome products that allow them to have more time to attend to other pressing needs, knowing that there are options available for their printing tasks.
About the Guest Blogger:
Eric is an entrepreneur and frequent traveler who has had the chance to try this printing option. He advises people like him to have good quality printer inks such as those from Stinky Ink readily available to avoid any inconvenience.
If you drive long distances frequently, you may already have a list of items that you can’t live without – your phone charger, your favorite travel mug and your coffee shop gift card can make life on the road a little easier. But if you’re not using smartphone apps on your travels, you may be missing out on some of the best travel tools available today. Following are a few of them. [Read more…]
Various mobile devices are the perfect vehicle for social media apps. You can put your social media app of choice on your mobile phone or tablet and coupled with a mobile broadband plan you can already make updates wherever you are. It may be an easy way to use social media sites like Twitter but there are still many users who prefer to access Twitter using their mobile browsers. If you are one of those people who prefer the latter then you should consider using InstaBG. [Read more…]
Apple’s iDevices are so versatile that you can make the appropriate apps to make it perform a gazillion different functions. One of the more popular uses for iPhones and iPads is by turning it into a universal remote control But there is one big drawback to this – Apple’s devices do not have infrared sensors, which is the only way a remote can communicate with a majority of devices or AV equipment. [Read more…]
Anyone who has heard of Banksy and has seen his art will agree that there indeed should be an app for finding Banksy’s work. This talented individual is just as elusive as he is talented. To date, I don’t think a single soul knows who Banksy really is. While that statement is probably untrue, for all intents and purposes, practically everyone has no clue as to Banksy’s identity. We do know he is a British graffiti artist and a political activist. That’s about it.
The good news is that we do not have to find his identity out in order to enjoy his art. Banksy’s works are scattered in different places, and if you really want to take a look at all his work, you might have to do a fair bit of research. If you’re really into Banksy, then that shouldn’t pose a problem. Then again, if you are pressed for time and would like to do it via the easier way, here’s the app for you: Banksy-Locations.
Banksy-Locations is an iPhone app that will ensure that you are up-to-date on where you can find Banksy’s art. Of course, one can always argue that you can simply do a search on Bansky online, and the chances are that you’ll find a complete list of where to find his art. You can even buy his book and have your own mini Banksy gallery. Then again, why not use the app if it’s there? It makes things easier for you!
Banksy-Locations is perfect for when you feel like taking a walk and seeing the real world instead of relying on pictures online and in books. The app will let you know the exact location of Banksy’s works and give you directions how to get there. More than that, though, you can also get tidbits about Banksy. Not who he is. No, not that. You do get to hear (or read, rather) about what’s going on in Banksy’s world. You never know, if he ever does decide to reveal himself, those who have Banksy-Locations might get wind of it first!
The app is available for $1.99. Even if you’re not a Banksy fan (yet), why not consider getting this app for your iPhone? You’ll thank me later once you see Banksy’s art.
Onkyo is a company that has built a well respected brand based on high quality, high fidelity audio equipment. It’s considered as one of the top brands to consider if you’re looking to build an audio setup. Onkyo has introduced some innovations in the audio equipment a number of times but their newest innovation comes left of center – a new remote. [Read more…]
Fancy yourself a DJ? You don’t have to be a world renowned DJ to be able to play with music and create your own mixes. Even better, with all the gadgets that you can get your hands on these days, you can play at being a DJ whenever you want to. Before you know it, you might even become famous.
If you already have an iPad, an iPhone, or an iPod Touch, here is a nifty little gadget that you would love to get your hands on – the iDJ Live from Numark. The iDJ Live is an iOS DJ controller that will delight people in all the DJ-ing stages. I mean the DJ wannabe who does not know a thing about DJ-ing, the newbie DJ, the amateur DJ who plays music at his friends’ parties, and even the pro DJ.
How does the Numark iDJ Live work? You simply hook it up to you Apple device, and then spin however, whatever you want! One really important thing, though, is the software. The iDJ Live was designed to work with existing software from Algoriddim, Djay for iPad.
The app is a little pricey at $19.99 (if you compare it to the $0.99/$5.00 apps), but this software is one mean DJ-ing tool. Not only has the app satisfied users because of its function, but it has also received the Apple Design Award.
If you don’t particularly like Djay or you don’t want to buy it, you can also use other similar software – as long as it’s Core MIDI-enabled – with the iDJ Live. Key features of the iDJ Live:
- Scratch wheels are large enough to make the experience more natural
- There is a crossfader that allows mixing between songs
- The package includes a headphone/speaker split cable that allows for separating cue and play performance audio
- Bass and treble controls
- You also get an iPad stand
For sure, the $100 that you will have to shell out for the iDJ Live will be paid back in full – even double – once you enjoy spinning for your friends. Find out more about the iDJ Live from the official web site.